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This Mom's Comics About The Difference Between First And Second Kids Is Hilariously Real

Don't even pretend this isn't true, parents.

Wang Chen (self-illustrated below) is a thirtysomething game designer in Seattle who dreams of becoming a comic artist.

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She's also a mom of two (to daughters Electra and Ali), and recently drew a series of comics that hilariously captures the too-real differences between raising your first kid and your second.

For example, she noted that what you eat during pregnancy is, uh, slightly different:

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How your partner treats you is slightly different too:

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Your idea of what is hygienic for your kid also, uh, evolves:

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What is suitable for your kid to eat evolves too:

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You become harder to impress the second time around:

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But also harder to freak out:

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And hey — you make some compromises:

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Weng tells BuzzFeed that she started drawing comics for the first time in a long time after having kids. "When my second child turned two, I had the urge to start again because if I didn't, I might never achieve my dream."

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Her kids became a major inspiration. "I was constantly having thoughts and ideas from my daily life," she says. "It's been a fun and meaningful way to document my children's growth — and mine."

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Weng posted her first five comics on Imgur and saw them go viral. Since then, she's received a wave of good reactions (but also some bad ones).

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Weng — who is from China — says some people commented on her grammar, which she's working on.

Overall, though, the reactions have been positive — sometimes more than she expected.

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"I was surprised when people told me 'I cried when reading your work' or 'Thanks for giving me the strength,'" Weng says.

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"I guess everybody interprets them differently based on their own experiences. I just try to share my life in an authentic, humorous way."

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You can check out more of Weng's work on her website, Messy Cow, or on Facebook.

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